The Game Claims King of Pop Tried to Mediate Beef With 50 Cent
The Game has been known to tell a tall tale or two, but his newest yarn takes the cake.
According to the Game, recently deceased pop legend Michael Jackson attempted to intercede during the height of the beef between 50 Cent and Game, calling the Compton rapper/fan in 2005 and offering to play “peacekeeper” between the feuding MC’s.
“I was on tour in Canada, sitting in my room, cutting my hair,” Game told MTV News. “I was messing my hair up. Then my road manager knocks on my door. Boom, boom, boom. He told me, I got MJ on the phone. I ran and snatched up the phone.”
Game said that he was then introduced to Jackson by a British man, who conferenced the two artists together, so that Michael could express his admiration for Game’s hit songs ‘Hate It or Love It,’ and ‘How We Do.’ The King of Pop went on to inquire about Game’s children, before bringing up the budding rivalry between he and 50.
“He got to this one thing that makes me laugh, man.” Game continued. “He said, ‘I don’t know how you’re gonna feel about this, but I want to ask you something. I don’t want you to judge me, but I don’t really know everything that’s going on between you and 50. But I want to be the middleman behind you putting this situation to bed.’ ”
Whether or not the phone conversation actually occurred, it is a testament to Michael’s legacy that these are the stories people tell about him after his death.